Extract from our April 2009 newsletter Becoming the Expert Angler Casting Tip

Long leaders left on the reel will curl up a bit, so before you start fishing it's a good idea to give them a stretch to remove the curl. I just stretch them by hand, but that can burn your thumb if you hold too tight so be careful!

Set yourself up for success Of course the best anglers rely on the best fly rods to get the job done Try the Sky G to supercharge your fishing experience, or the DXF as the next best thing Shop Douglas Fly Rods